As I keep saying – tapping into your creative side can help you in so many ways, including the way you work. There is huge benefit in meshing the analytical mind with the creative. Check this out – even neuroscientists are doing it!
Neuroscience and Art
Quick Right Brain Access
10 Things Creative People Know
Quitting The Corporate World To Do Something More Creative
Yep, the world sure is changing quickly. Sometimes it’s a little scary, and sometimes even a little confusing. But, it’s also pretty fun with so many cool new concepts being developed every day.
Check out this one – The Empathy Library.
Things don’t seem to be very fair these days. The gap between the rich and the poor is getting wider and wider every day.
Oxfam recently published findings showing that the 85 richest individuals in the world have as much wealth as the entire bottom half of the world population. I don’t know about you, but for me that is a terrifying statement. Who knew the extent of inequality – it seems extreme.
What’s inspiring though, is that so many young people today are coming up with some great ideas to try to turn things around – check them out here – Lots and Less
Making mistakes is a good thing, it’s how we learn and progress. Today’s featured article discusses how fostering a fearless culture is the key to groundbreaking creative work. See a couple of quotes from the article below:
The antidote to fear is trust, and we all have a desire to find something to trust in an uncertain world. Fear and trust are powerful forces, and while they are not opposites, exactly, trust is the best tool for driving out fear. There will always be plenty to be afraid of, especially when you are doing something new. Trusting others doesn’t mean that they won’t make mistakes. It means that if they do (or if you do), you trust they will act to help solve it. Fear can be created quickly; trust can’t. Leaders must demonstrate their trustworthiness, over time, through their actions — and the best way to do that is by responding well to failure.
Don’t you just love people who have the guts to follow their bliss. This little story is about a company called Zenith Cleaners and here’s a little exert:
Tolu discovered the therapeutic and meditative qualities of cleaning as a child, he says, and thinks of cleaning as a practice in loving, caring, and making a difference.
Ever wanted to have your own little garden but didn’t know where to start? These seven tips could be just the information you’re looking for.
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I’ve always thought that hitchhiking is a brilliant way to get around. Why not use up our spare space in cars to give others a lift? When I was at university it was commonplace to see hitchhikers on the road. I even used to pick them up myself now and then. Unfortunately, as the years have passed, the hikers have faded away as people became more and more wary of their safety – both drivers and hikers alike.
Luckily, it looks like the brilliant way to move around might be making a come back.
Check it out more here.
Ten great ways to build an inspiring community.
With yoga, comes teachings on breathing and meditation. All wonderful foundational tools for kids.
Research shows that yoga and other contemplative practices can help kids better regulate their emotions and behaviors in healthy ways. Findings from the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) initiative show that students who have been exposed to these techniques are less reactive, more optimistic, and better able to focus, concentrate, and interact with their peers.